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- n. Greek Mythology The son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who became united in one body with the nymph Salmacis.
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- n. the son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged bodies with a naiad.
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- n. (Greek mythology) son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
Latin Hermaphrodītus, Greek Hermaphrodītos : Hermēs, Hermes + Aphrodītē, Aphrodite; see Aphrodite.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἑρμαφρόδιτος (Hermaphroditos), from Ἑρμῆς (Hermēs) + Ἀφροδίτη (Aphrodītē). (Wiktionary)